We've spent a lot of time the last 2 days at The Rock Quarry, aka Party Cove, on Kentucky Lake. Lots of lakes have that popular cove where everyone likes to hang out and The Rock Quarry is the place to be on a hot summer day. The quarry is about 105 ft. deep.
Most weekends you can barely even get into the cove because of all the boats and jet skis that are lined up and tied together. It's one huge party and I can tell you it is definately not rated PG13. This is not the place to take the kids on the weekend. But early on a weekday morning it's usually pretty empty, so we headed over to swim, rock climb and jump into the water.
Over the years people have painted the rock face with pictures. Some of them are actually pretty good. Jumping off the high ledge of the cliff is sort of a "rite of passage" on the lake. But I don't know which is more fun - climbing and jumping or sitting in the boat and egging on those standing at the top. People of all ages have made the climb. Some people get up there, look over the edge and immediately take the plunge. Others get up there and stand. And stand... And stand. The longest I've ever timed a stander is about 1 hour. This poor girl got up there and just could not take that first step. Everyone down below was shouting up tips and encouragements. "Hold your nose," "Don't close your eyes," "close your eyes," "climb back down," "You can do it!" When she finally gathered up her nerve and made the leap, a collective round of applause went up from the boaters below and when she broke the surface, she had a grin on her face the size of Montana.
Tonight we had another evening of white bass fishing. Darryl caught a few really nice ones.
I'll leave you with another nice sunset. See you tomorrow!